The Cadiz BCI Absolute Yield Fund is an income portfolio that seeks to provide investors with a diversified exposure to the South African bond market and aims to offer a balance between capital growth and income for a maximum overall return. The portfolio uses aggressive duration positioning, active credit and other yield enhancement strategies to maximize returns. The portfolio invests across the full spectrum of the yield curve.
The composition of the underlying investments is actively managed and will change over time to reflect the current assessment of interest rate trends. The portfolio focuses on yield enhancement by investing in sector bonds, as well as non-government bonds. The portfolio will be managed in compliance with prudential investment guidelines for retirement funds in South Africa to the extent allowed for by the Act, subject to no equity exposure. Investments to be acquired for the portfolio may include property securities, property related securities, interest bearing securities and instruments, non-equity securities, money market instruments, preference shares, derivatives and assets in liquid form.
The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes, registered in South Africa and other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio's primary objective. The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the Regulations thereto, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective.
The manager may only include the following unlisted financial instruments for efficient portfolio management purposes: forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions. The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out. For the purpose of this portfolio, the manager shall reserve the right to close the portfolio to new investors on a date determined by the manager. This will be done in order to be able to manage the portfolio in accordance with its mandate. The manager may, once a portfolio has been closed, open that portfolio again to new investors on a date determined by the manager.